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, they have looked on in wonder at the influx of foreign tourists to ancient cities in southern mexico and central america was a past hundreds of years ago. -- whose heyday past hundreds of years ago. >> they are dancing according to an ancient mayan ritual in preparation for the end of the world. these days, the famous complex in guatemala is full of visitors. many tourists have come to experience the big day. >> there are mixed feelings. some believe the world is going to end. others believe it is the end of one era and the beginning of another. democrats are also gathering at mayan sites in mexico. tour groups from around the world have come with widely varying expectations, but not everyone thinks the world will come to an end on december 21. >> meet some beings of other species, and we are basically hoping to just ask them for help. >> that day has become too commercialized as the end of the world. it is simply the mayan calendar. as time goes on, we will realize there is a continuity. >> this year loan, mexico is expecting a total of 52 million tourists come 12 million more than
surviving mayan books, kept at the saxony state library in the german city of dresden. it served as the basis for the calculations. interest has surged. visiting numbers are up, even if nothing is likely to happen. >> on december 21, 400 years in the mine calendar and. it does not say it is the end of the world. that is just what some have interpreted. >> the brothers' research costs a lot of upset and changed everything researchers have long held to be correct. >> it came as a shock to the international scientific community. all my publications were based on the old days. that is thousands of books. you might as well throw the ball away. when they say the mayas built a pyramid in the year 500, we say that is wrong -- it was 604. >> is this what awaits us on thursday? probably not, but just to be sure, hollywood cashed in ahead of time. it is not known if they release is planned for 2116. >> before we go, some is just coming in -- a german news agency reported that the former german defense minister has died at the age of 69. we bring you the details on the story as soon as they
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